Highly recommended ... SONGWRITERS ON SONG WRITING, by Paul Zollo
RANDY NEWMAN's use of the "untrustworthy narrator"
PAUL SIMON "You want that first line that has a lot of options."
"You have to be a good host to people's attention span"
CAROLE KING on 'Writer's block': "I have found that the key to not being blocked is to not worry about it. Ever."
"Do something else ... come back ... try again ... but do it in a relaxed manner"
Fascinating, informative, and very funny along the way!